Oregon becomes first state to allow nongender option on driver’s licenses

In a move hailed by LGBT rights groups, Oregon became the first state in the United States on Thursday to allow residents to mark their gender as “not specified” on applications for driver’s licenses, learner’s permits and identity cards. Under the new rule approved by the Oregon Transportation Commission, Oregonians who select the new option will have an X appear instead of M or F on those cards. The rule, which takes effect on July 1, is a first for the country, said David House, spokesman for Oregon’s Driver and Motor Vehicles Division, or DMV.

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